Reel Science: ParaNorman

OCT 24 | 6:30PM

OCT 24, 2018 | 6:30PM (doors at 6:15PM) | All Ages | Parking Free

6:30PM | Lecture: Art and Science of Stop Motion Animation with Steve Emerson, VFX Supervisor for LAIKA


Join Steve Emerson as he talks about the incredible fusion of art and science during the production of LAIKA's ParaNorman (2012), the studio's critically acclaimed second animated feature.  In his presentation, Steve will describe the unparalleled visual effects artistry that his team engineered on the film.  This family-friendly all-ages talk will also include a Q&A.  Production puppets, including Norman himself, will attend.


7:45PM | Movie: ParaNorman (Duration: 1 hr. 32 mins. | Rating: PG | Year: 2012)


Tickets: $7/non-members & $6/OMSI members


A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.


STEVE EMERSON is an Oscar®-nominated visual effects supervisor. As a longtime LAIKA collaborator, he has contributed to all four award-winning films: Kubo and the Two Strings, The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman and Coraline. Prior to joining LAIKA, Steve spent nearly twenty years working in visual effects as an artist and technical director. He has worked on many feature films and television series including The Matrix Reloaded, Transformers, The Dark Knight, and Sliders for Universal Television. In 2017, he received the Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature for Kubo and the Two Strings. Steve has been working his magic on LAIKA’s next feature film, Missing Link, due out April 12, 2019.

Watch and learn at The Empirical Theater as OMSI brings the science of your favorite movies to life on the big screen. Perfect for science and film lovers alike, this monthly series combines the best of Science Pub with the fun of movie night, bringing in experts to amplify your movie-watching experience.  All ages are welcome.


The Empirical Cafe will be open serving hotdogs, grilled cheese, movie snacks plus beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.


Questions? or 503-797-4529.